Nebraska Paycheck Calculator

Easily estimate take home pay after income tax so you can have an idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget

Last reviewed on January 29, 2023
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Enter your employment income into the paycheck calculator above to estimate how taxes in Nebraska, USA may affect your finances. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, an estimated breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to possibly expect when planning your budget.

This paycheck calculator also works as an income tax calculator for Nebraska, as it shows you how much income tax you have to pay based on your salary and personal details.

To learn more about Nebraska, its income tax, and tax brackets, so that you can get a deeper understanding of how your budget and finances may be affected, scroll down to the detail section below!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the income tax rate in Nebraska?

The state income tax rate in Nebraska is progressive and ranges from 2.46% to 6.84% while federal income tax rates range from 10% to 37% depending on your income. This paycheck calculator can help estimate your take home pay and your average income tax rate.

How many income tax brackets are there in Nebraska?

The state income tax system in Nebraska has four different tax brackets. For more details, check out our detail section.

How Your Nebraska Paycheck Works

Nebraska is a state that defies expectations, where the flatness of the Great Plains is interrupted by towering rock formations and waterfalls. It is a state of rich history, where Native American tribes, European explorers, pioneers, and homesteaders all left their mark. It is also a state of natural beauty, where the Missouri River forms a scenic border and the Sandhills region hosts a unique ecosystem. Additionally, it's also a place of agriculture and industry, where cornfields and cattle ranches coexist with urban centers and innovation hubs. Nebraska offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for adventure, culture, or tranquility.

If you work in the Cornhusker State, you may notice that your paycheck is smaller than your gross income. That’s because your employer withholds some of your earnings to pay various taxes. Understanding how your Nebraska paycheck works can help you plan your budget and avoid surprises at tax time.

One of the first things that affects your paycheck is payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare, which are sometimes referred to collectively as FICA taxes. These are federal programs that provide benefits for retirees and many others. The Social Security tax rate is 6.2% and the Medicare tax rate is 1.45%. The former is only applicable on up to $147,000 in 2022.

You and your employer each pay half of these taxes, so the total amount is 15.3%. If you have an income over a limit, you will also have to pay an additional 0.9% Medicare surtax.

Another factor that influences your paycheck is federal income tax. This is a tax that you have to pay on your earnings, regardless of where you live or work in the United States.

The amount of federal tax withheld from your paycheck depends on your filing status, income level, and other details you specify on Form W-4. This form is one that you fill out when you start a new job or something in your life changes like your marital status. It tells your employer how much federal tax to withhold from each paycheck.

In addition to federal income tax, you also have to pay state income tax on your Nebraska income. Nebraska has a progressive income tax system with four brackets that vary based on income level and filing status. The brackets range from 2.46% to 6.84%. The more you earn, the higher your marginal tax rate will be.

For state income tax withholding, your employer will need you to fill out Form W-4N.

Like most states, Nebraska does not have any local income taxes, so you don’t have to worry about paying city or county taxes on top of state taxes.

Besides taxes, you might have other withholdings from your paycheck for things like health insurance premiums, retirement contributions, or charitable donations. These contributions can reduce your taxable income and lower your tax liability. However, they can also reduce your take-home pay and affect your budget. You should review your pay stubs regularly to make sure that all these items are correct and that you are not paying more than you need to.

The amount that is left after subtracting federal, state, and payroll taxes from your gross income, as well as any other voluntary contributions that you have is your net income or take-home pay. This is the amount that you can use for your living expenses, savings, investments, or other payments.

State Income Tax Brackets

Single or Married Filing Separately
Married Filing Jointly
Head of Household

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 3,4402.46%
From 3,440 to 20,5903.51%
From 20,590 to 33,1805.01%
From 33,180 onwards6.84%

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 6,8602.46%
From 6,860 to 41,1903.51%
From 41,190 to 66,3605.01%
From 66,360 onwards6.84%

For 2022 tax year

Taxable Income (USD)Tax Rate
First 6,4102.46%
From 6,410 to 32,9503.51%
From 32,950 to 49,2005.01%
From 49,200 onwards6.84%

Those that are married filing jointly see the same tax rate range, but have their tax bracket amounts increased.

Both a state standard deduction and standard tax credits exist and vary depending on your filing status. Note that the latter is only available for residents.

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  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This paycheck calculator only provides a rough estimate according to the most common scenarios for standard employment income that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
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